Meet the Team

Sister Réjane Cytacki, SCL, Executive Director

Sr. RejaneSister Réjane is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCL) of Leavenworth, Kansas. She has a bachelor's degree in anthropology from the University of Notre Dame and master's degrees in education and in earth literacy. Prior to joining A Nun's Life Ministry, she served as the executive director of the Racine Dominican Eco-Justice Center, and recently served on the Core Team for Giving Voice. Other previous ministries include being a campus minister at her community's University of Saint Mary, and an elementary school teacher for ten years. Sister Réjane enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, biking, and reading books. 

Sister Maxine Kollasch, IHM, Consultant 

Sister Maxine is a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) of Monroe, Michigan. She has master’s degrees in theology and in advertising. She is a presenter at regional and national conferences and has authored articles in a variety of publications about online presence for vocation outreach. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for the Communicators of Women Religious. Prior to co-founding A Nun’s Life, Sister Maxine had extensive experience in Corporate Communications. Sister Maxine is an accomplished martial artist, an avid cyclist, and a history buff.

Kelly Zlatic, Development Officer

Kelly Zlatic is based in Chicago, IL. For the past four years, she has served as a consultant to the ministry in the areas of accounting and online metrics. Prior to her time at A Nun’s Life, Kelly served for several years as a staff accountant at Market Day Corporation, a fundraising firm, and at ATC Wegge Accounting. Kelly holds an MBA in Finance from Illinois State University, and a master’s in Nonprofit Administration from North Park University. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her two adorable children. In her spare time she’s an avid runner, having participated in several marathons, including the prestigious Boston Marathon. 

 

Meet the Board of Directors

Sister Jessi Beck, PBVM

Sister Jessi Beck is Vocation Director for her congregation, the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Dubuque, Iowa. Based in Chicago, Sister Beck also serves as Technology Teacher at Our Lady of Tepeyac Catholic Grade School. She is currently in studies for certification as a spiritual director and retreat director. Sister Beck recently served on the Core Team of Giving Voice, a national organization of younger Catholic sisters.

 

Mrs. Julie Brown

Mrs. Julie Brown is the System of Care Project Director for the Family Resource Center. Based in Findlay, Ohio, she leads the Hancock County initiative to create state-of-the-art behavioral health services for youth and their fam​ilies. She has extensive experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy, and accounting. Mrs. Brown became acquainted with A Nun’s Life in 2015 and later served as Director of Philanthropy. She is active on a number of local and county nonprofit boards.  

 

Sister Jan Cebula, OSF

Sister Jan Cebula, OSF, is the President of the Sisters of Saint Francis, in Clinton, Iowa. She previously ministered as a legal aid attorney, a liaison for Global Sisters Report, and a teacher. She is committed to  living and promoting active nonviolence and peacemaking, which is her community’s corporate mission. Sister Cebula has been a long-term advocate for social justice and part of the Catholic Worker movement.